Chicken Lettuce Wraps Marrakesh

  • Yield: servings


4-- (6 ounce) skinless boneless chicken breast halves
1teaspoon ground cumin
1teaspoon ground coriander
1/2teaspoon cinnamon
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4teaspoon salt
1tablespoon olive oil
16whole large leaves Boston or iceberg lettuce
Orange Date and Olive Relish: recipe follows
1cup Greek yogurt
1/2cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts


Pound chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap to an even
thickness. In medium bowl, combine cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne
and salt. Stir in oil. Add chicken and rub until evenly coated. Heat
stovetop grill pan over medium heat or heat broiler. Grill or broil
chicken 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning once, until cooked through.
Let chicken rest on cutting board; slice into 1/3-inch wide strips.

To serve, top each lettuce leaf with chicken slices, orange date and
olive relish, yogurt and pistachio nuts. Roll up lettuce around
filling. Garnish with orange slices, lemon slices and cilantro sprigs,
if desired. Makes 4 servings.

Orange Date and Olive Relish: In medium bowl combine 3/4 cup diced
peeled oranges, 3/4 cup chopped pitted Medjool dates, 1/3 cup chopped
red onion, 1/3 cup chopped pitted oil-cured olives, 1/3 cup chopped red
bell pepper, 3 tablespoons melted orange marmalade, 2 tablespoons lemon
juice, 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.